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Old 03-11-2006, 01:49 PM
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Default Removing Lock-tited Screw

I've got this screw on my ss25's VA for a gauge that doesnt want to come out. It came like that from the factory and now im looking to add a gauge. The problem is, i cant get the sucker to budge even just a lil. My allen key almost warped trying to force it out and im cautious not to strip it.


So, any techniques i should use to remove it while preventing to strip it?
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Old 03-11-2006, 01:58 PM
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I assume it's an allen screw. Heat is the only thing that will loosen it up. Try using a soldering iron on the screw untill it's pretty hot then try to remove it. Don't just turn it one way, try both ways jarring it back and forth intil it finally loosens -
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nice, luckily i have an iron

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doesnt seem to be transfering the heat to the screw
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ugh...not coming out.

about to get stripped.

Can i just drill through it with a bit?
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Can i just drill through it with a bit?
WTF....are you nutz? Do you have any sort of flat tips for the soldering iron? if not maybe you can make one. The only way is heat and you don't want it too hot or too hot in a large area so you'll melt any seals. Try a hair dryer or heat gun if you have one handy if you can't get it w/the soldering iron. Soldering iron concentrates the heat in one spot -
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Oh another thing I didn't mention, since it seems to be a larger allen wrench you can try to find a metal tube or similar that will fit tightly over the allen wrench to lenghten it. This will give the wrench more torque/leverage. Just make sure it's the right allen wrench for the screw or you may strip it then you're screwed (NPI) -

Oh wait......for some reason I didn't realize it was the VA. I was thinking it was the reg itself duh. Remove the VA and boil some water. Remove the pan from the stove and dip the VA into the water. Turn the screw out. I'm positive that will work though a bit more time consuming.
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too late. My buffness stripped it.


Sigh*....

I dont think its going to leak but it ruins the oportunity to know wat pressure im running.
Might have to send it in to CCM
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too late. My buffness stripped it. .....
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